Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe

If you are looking for a fantastic birthday cake recipe, you may want to consider something a little different. Not only will your guests be impressed, but your party will be special!

The following recipe is different, although not too off the wall. It's still classified as "chocolate cake" perfect for any cake lover. It's absolutely fantastic for a change from normal, often dry birthday cake. Making your birthday party and cake extra special!



2 c. flour
 2 c. sugar
 1 c. water
 3/4 c. sour cream
 1/4 c. shortening
 1 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 2 eggs
 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted


1/3 c. butter
 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
 3 c. confectioners sugar
 1/2 c. sour cream
 2 tsp. vanilla

Cake Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch oblong pan. Measure all cake ingredients into large mixing bowl. Mix 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Frosting Directions: Mix butter and chocolate thoroughly. Blend in sugar. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Enjoy the cake and the birthday party!

About the Author: Kara Kelso is the mother of two, and owner of For more birthday party ideas and tips, visit:

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